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decoding the debate. as the vice presidential candidates prepare to square off tonight a new cbs news poll shows mitt romney getting a post-debate bounce in two key states. rescued from the wreckage. two people are pulled to safety in the aftermath of a deadly collapse at a parking garage. diamond drama. post-season baseball heats up with two fantastic finishes. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 11, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. debates between vice presidential candidates aren't supposed to matter but after president obama's poor debate
performance last week, the faceoff between joe biden and paul ryan has turned it into a high stakes affair. in colorado president obama held a slim lead in september now romney has a one-point edge. in wisconsin the president was leading by six points last month, he leads romney by just three points now. in virginia the president continues to hold on to a small lead. tara mergener is in washington following all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. boy the pressure sure is on tonight particularly for joe biden who will be trying to gain ground following that first presidential debate. paul ryan will be trying to keep up his campaign's new momentum. paul ryan arrived in kentucky ahead of his first nationally televised debate. the number two man on the gop ticket told reporters earlier in florida voters will see a clear choice when he faces off against vice president joe biden. >> joe biden has been on the stage before. he's been on these big stages. it's my first time.
what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. they are just offering more of the same. >> reporter: ryan will face an opponent who occasional causes controversy with free wheeling statements. but republicans know vice president biden is a seasoned debater. usually vice presidential debates don't greatly impact elections. but with the president's lackluster debate performance many believe the democrats desperately need the vice president to deliver tonight. >> what it will do especially for the obama campaign after this horrific debate that president obama had last week, it will stop the bleeding. >> reporter: romney and the president debate for a second time next week in new york. some new additional information on that new cbs news poll on three key swing states. voters in colorado, virginia and wisconsin all expect paul ryan
to win tonight. biden is viewed favorable in virginia, not so much in colorado and wisconsin. and voters in all three states see paul ryan favorably. terrell. >> well, well, well, we'll have to see what happens tonight. by the way you can watch tonight's presidential debate in danville, kentucky beginning 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on cbs. the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya has become a campaign issue. during a politically charged congressional hearing yesterday, two key issues were on the table. whether security was adequate and the administration's characterization of what happened immediately following the attack. sharyl attkisson has the report. >> reporter: the state department's eric nordstrom was the lead security official in libya and said he told his headquarters getting adequate security was the hardest part of his dangerous job. >> it's not the hardship, not the gunfire, not the threats,
it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. i added it for me the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11th attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. >> so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department we need this. and the answer kept coming back as? >> you've got to do with less. for what reasons i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department official who declined the security request and stood her ground. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people.
>> reporter: james carney echoed the criticism. >> there's no question when four american personnel are killed in an attack on a diplomatic facility that the security there was not adequate to prevent that from happening. >> reporter: republicans also addressed the controversy over why the obama administration initially portrayed the terrorist attack as a spontaneous outbreak. >> why did it take so long for all these highly briefed and intelligent people to try and figure out that it actually wasn't a 15 minute youtube video and actually was a 9/11 event, a terrorist attack. >> reporter: state department under secretary patrick kennedy said there was no pressure to spin the event, not at the state department and not from the white house. sharyl attkisson, cbs news, capitol hill. >> the supreme court took up the use of race in college admissions. it's a case that could have a significant impact on affirmative action. abigail fisher is suing the
university of texas. she claims she was denied admission four years ago partly because she's white. the university claims using race as one factor in determining admissions is necessary to improve diversity. >> i think most americans would like a day when we don't need to take race and ethnicity into account in admissions. we are not to that day. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> most student are admitted to the university of texas based on their high school rank. a ruling expected next year. cbs moneywatch. spain's credit rating gets slashed and the end of the line for coca-cola's returnable glass bottles. ashley morrison here in new york with more on that. >> reporter: good morning. standard & poor the credit rating agency cut its rating on spain's debt to the lowest investment grade status. spain's debt crisis has triggered social unrest and
driven unemployment to almost 25%. s&p warns banks could be downgraded further if economic conditions continue to erode. the news about spain sent most asian stocks downward. tokyo's nikkei dipped half of a experience for a third straight day of losses while the hang seng added a quarter percent. wall street stocks were lower. the dow lost 128 points on wednesday, the sharpest decline since june. nasdaq was down 13 points. the housing market continues its low gear recovery. realtytrac says the number of foreclosures dropped to a five year low. there were more than 180,000 filings in september the second consecutive monthly decline. the department of energy expects temperatures to be normal this winter and that means higher heating cost.
last winter was warmer than usual. that kept fuel prices lower. heating bills could rise 20% for oil customers, 15% for natural gas, and 5% for electricity customers. worldwide sales of personal computers are sharply down. two research organizations say third quarter pc shipments are off by 8% from a year ago. back to school purchases usually keep third quarter pc sales strong. the drop off is due in part to consumers spending on tablets and smart phones. and it's the real thing after 80 years, no more coca-cola in 6 1/2 ounce returnable contour glass bottles. a minnesota bottler stopped production on tuesday saying they are just no longer profitable. coke is still sold in 8 ounce bottles. next week the bottles will be sold online for $20 each. proceeds will go to a local public works project.
6 1/2 ounces sounds so small compared to the big gulp, the 64 ounce. i need a bigger drink. >> i'm glad they are not getting rid of the glass bottles all together. >> they were cute. >> they were nice. ashley morrison here in new york. coming up, deadly collapse, the search for victims continues after a miami parking garage collapses, killing at least two people. this is the "cbs morning news". least two people. this is the "cbs morning news". we think some things are worth getting up early for like a better breakfast
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at least two construction workers are dead in the collapse of a miami parking garage. one other construction worker is unaccounted for. eight others were injured. rescuers expect to find another body in the rubble. one survivor was pulled from the rubble early this morning. 13 hours after the five story garage fell on wednesday. firefighters rescued another person trapped under a steel beam shortly after the collapse. the cause hasn't been determined. overseas the pakistani taliban says it's not done with the young girl it tried to kill on
tuesday. there were prayer vigils and demonstrations in support of 14-year-old malala yousufzai. she remains in critical condition this morning. she became a taliban target by supporting education for girls and criticizing the militant group. the taliban says it will target her again. the nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis has spread to a dozen states. now health investigators are looking at two companies that made the tainted drug. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: a second massachusetts drugmaker is shutting down over tainted vials of steroid injections. ameridose llc is run by the same executives who operate the new england compounding center. the company that made the contaminated drugs. >> the request for a temporary suspension of operations will allow for an on sight investigation while continuing to safeguard public health.
>> the centers for disease control says 13,000 doses of the drug were administered nationwide since may. 137 people have developed fungal meningitis, 12 have died. state officials want to know why the company was distributing the drugs at all outside massachusetts. governor duvall patrick says necc is only licensed to make drugs there. >> they were making big batches and selling them out of state as a manufacturer would. they are outside the bounds of their state license and they need federal authority and permission to do that. >> reporter: chris cheryl from roanoke, virginia got permission to leave the hospital after six days. he came down with fungal meningitis. he received an injection for back pain. >> it's been real tough especially being away from home and will i live? how this affects my life afterwards. how does this affect my kids. >> reporter: he'll have to take eight pills a day for the next six months. danielle nottingham, cbs news.
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dallas, 4e and a few thunderstorms in los angeles, 69 degrees. let's check your national forecast. northeast and mid-atlantic states will be mainly dry and cool. temperatures will stay below average across the northern plains. most of the south will be sunny, warm and dry, showers and thunderstorms are possible in the southwest. in sports this morning, baseball post-season drama goes deep. the a's trying to avoid elimination. oakland trailing by two in the bottom of the ninth. jeff smith doubles in the tying run. coco crisp ends it, single to right. the a's win this one 4-3. oakland ties up the series at two games apiece. an ending fitting for broadway in the bronx, bottom of the ninth yankees trailing. raul pinch-hitting for the alex rodriguez. he ties it up with a solo homer. he does it again. walk off upper deck shot wins it for the yankees 3-2. new york leads baltimore two
games to one. in the national league the giants jump out on the reds early, angel hits a lead off homer. blanco hits another home run in the second inning. san francisco wins this one 8-3 and ties up the series two games apiece. in washington, since 1933 nationals come up short. the cardinals hits a three run homer in the second. st. louis crews win, they lead the nats two games to one. >> when we come back, doping controversy. cyclist lance armstrong face new allegations that he took part in the most sophisticated doping program in sports history. i love my extrabucks rewards, and right now, they're doubling! so, when i shop -- i earn twice as much with double extrabucks rewards. that's two times the rewards! yeah, that's what double is. i know. i was agreeing with you. it's two times. act fast and sign up at cvs.com/doublebucks for double quarterly extrabucks rewards.
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v-p candidates get ready tor in their only debate. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginng at 4:30. ,,,, here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. sunny in washington, 62 degrees. partly sunny in atlanta 74. afternoon thunderstorms in st. louis, 66 degrees. partly sunny in denver 72. clouds and fog in seattle, 64.
a new report from the u.s. anti-doping agency says lance armstrong went to great lengths to win the tour de france. the agency alleges armstrong was the focal point of a ring of cyclists that used enhancing performance drugs. >> reporter: the report not only is that's armstrong's image but leaves little doubt but he and his entire postal service team were engaged in a systematic, sustained and highly professionalized doping conspiracy. >> this is the first time we've seen something this well organized, this sophisticated that was all designed essentially to cheat in the sport and win. >> reporter: the anti-doping agency report is based upon more than 1,000 pages of evidence, including sworn testimony from ten u.s. postal service riders who had knowledge of armstrong's doping or doping by the team.
plus financial payments, e-mail, scientific data and laboratory tests. tyler hamilton who first detailed systematic doping by armstrong on "60 minutes" was one of those ex-teammates to be interviewed. >> for the record tell me what you saw in terms of what lance armstrong took in performance-enhancing drugs? >> we all took. really no difference between lance armstrong and the majority of the peloton. there was bpo, there was testosterone. i did see a blood transfusion. >> reporter: the most damning testimony was provided by george hincapie. he was armstrong's long time lieutenant and confidant. hincapie admitted they used the
illegal drugs. and armstrong provided them to hincapie as recently as 2005. a new survey out this new york says 30% of workers have called in sick when they weren't actually sick. 30%. that's it? that's in keeping with previous years. here are some of the creative sick day excuses employers have heard. a worker claimed their dog was having a nervous breakdown. they got upset after watching the "hunger games." their toe got stuck in the faucet. they forgot they were hired. some of those excuses will get you fired. you got to be smart about this thing. coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning," singer bryan adams. i'm terrell brown in new york. this is the "cbs morning news". this morning," singer bryan adams. i'm terrell brown in new york.
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in washington state a man with a bugle takes part in a nightly ritual that has gained the respect of the people in his community. he plays a simple tune that has great meaning. steve hartman takes us on the road to meet him. >> reporter: right when the sun calls it a day and starts setting on the peugeot sound, residents of this neighborhood in tacoma, washington say they start hearing music, same time, same 24 notes. a lot of people say it's the most poignant melody they've ever heard. ♪ >> when you hear the first note, everything in our house comes to a complete halt. people stop and go out. >> i let it wash over me. >> reporter: although the notes have been played before from military funerals to boy scout camp fires, rarely do you hear taps here.
coming from a back porch in a suburban neighborhood. >> i'm in another zone when i'm playing. i'm not aware of anything else. i play this as best as i can, do a good job. >> reporter: don briton has been playing trumpet since he was a kid. he even was a band for a while. but he's never taken it as seriously as he does now. every morning the 78-year-old retired aerospace paper checks the paper to see when sunset is. every afternoon he practices. he's been doing this for the past two years partly to show his appreciation for our military. >> support our guys who are over there. >> did you serve in the war? >> no. i had polio as a kid. so i couldn't serve. >> for him that was one of the worst things about polio. >> i would have served in a heart beat, you bet. >> his ritual is only partly for the soldiers.
it's also for his neighbors who take it just as seriously as he does. ♪ as soon as they hear don start they come out and stand at attention. >> seems to move people. it has an effect on them. >> it's just very emotional for me. >> it's beautiful. >> we appreciate it. >> reporter: in our every day hectic lives there's almost nothing that gets people to stop like this. to honor or just reflect. but here in tacoma they spend 24 notes nightly doing exactly that. steve hartman, on the road in tacoma, washington. coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" a preview of the vice presidential debate from danville, kentucky. we'll hear from david axelrod. he's the obama campaign senior strategist. plus new allegations against lance armstrong in the doping investigation. and the battle over so-called
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, thursday, october 11. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 4:30. >> let's check with lawrence to kick it off with a little weather. we have a little baseball game tonight, too, don't we? >> there are still some showers around the bay area right now just some light sprinkles and light showers. hi-def doppler showing you some of that moisture still